Competing with myself is what I like to do, says Sanju Samson
There has been a lot of discussion about Sanju Samson’s absence from the Indian World T20 squad ever since it was revealed. However, the 27-year-old is prepared to move on as he prepares to captain India A against New Zealand A in the three-match one-day series.
When asked about her lack of consistency in the national team, the wicketkeeper-batter admitted that it was difficult at times.
Finding a spot in the Indian squad is difficult for everyone, Samson remarked in a speech delivered here on Wednesday. There is a lot of competition, so when these things occur, I believe it is crucial to put your own needs first. My parents and instructors have always advised me to put myself first since I was a child. My favourite activity is competing against myself. The rest will take care of itself once you’ve done that.
The 27-year-old described what he does when he isn’t chosen, saying, “One thing I have continually focused on is doing diverse roles. I have a lot of confidence in my ability to bat anywhere from one to six. That is my area of expertise and the challenge I give myself. You do not need to choose a specific location for yourself. You cannot describe me as a starter or a finisher. I have been batting in different positions over the past three to four years when competing for my state, the IPL, India A, or India, and that has given me a new depth.
Samson responded, “The motivation is always there, so that’s what keeps me going. Participating in Indian cricket is no small feat. We are all aware of the tremendous standards we have established, the calibre of cricket and the calibre of our cricketers. Therefore, it is beneficial for each person to evaluate their current skill level so that they can continue to challenge themselves and deliver when given the chance.